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Title: John Walker, Canada to Andrew Lowrie, Co. Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWalker, John/9
SenderWalker, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationagricultural machinery salesman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCanfield, Ontario, Canada
DestinationBallindrait, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew and family
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipnephew-uncle / cousins
SourceT 2018/11: Copied by Permission of Miss K. Lowry, Argrey, Raphoe, Co. Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8809071
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 20:10:1993.
Word Count493
Transcript20th Feb 1888
Mr. Andrew Lowrie
Argrey. Bellindrate [Ballindrait?]
Co. Donegal

Canfield Febry [February?] 20th 1888

Dear Uncle & family
I now take
the oppportunity of sending you
these few lines to let you know
that we are all well hoping to
hear from you enjoying the same
mother keeps quite smart she
is able to be around all the time
she can use her hand but has
no grip in it her appetite is good
and feels about as good as Before
she got the stroke Uncle John
is with us this week he is looking
Better than i have seen him for
a long time he is Both fat and
rugged looking his daughter
Jane (Mrs Knox) has been Visiting
with us for over a week i took
her to the train on Saturday
for home she is well and put
in a good time while here
Cousin Martha Cranston's daughter
is stopping with us at
present and has been here
for some weeks. But i am going to
take her home this week we had
a letter from them last week they
were all well then Aunt Ellen
Lowrie is coming to day to stay
with mother as long as we want
her Cousin John K. Lowrie is getting
along first rate with Blacksmithing
Uncle John works with him all
the time But is here on a visit
now we have had a very dry
Summer here Last Summer
Crops were not so good on account
of the drought and a very dry
fall which was the means of a
great many farmers drilling for

water there are a great number
of flowing wells in our neighbourhood
enough to keep plenty of water in the
Creeks all the time and it is
splendid water for stock But not
so good for house use.

Mother wants you to write and
let her know if Uncle Robert and
Uncle James wives are living
and how all their families is
getting along mother would like
if you could tell her her Birth
day [Birthday?] she says it is 1815 but
does not know the month or
the day of the month she
thinks you might know or find
out she went to Pittsburgh
about 18 years ago to see her
Brother Alex [Alexander?] when he was living
and she seen [Cairns?] Patterson
and he gave her all the news
of the old country he could
at that time and we heard nothing
from you till cousin Martha Cranston
got word from you we have splendid
sleighing here this winter it is
not deep or drifting but even
i have not done much this
winter only getting up wood
and cutting it for summer
use i will be on the road
selling Agricultural machinery
all summer health permitting
i will have to fetch this to
a close with sending my love
and best wishes to you all
& mother joins in the same.
Write soon and give us
what news you can i remain
Your affectionate Nephew
Jno [John?] Walker

Canfield P.O. [Post Office?]
County of Haldimand